New Delhi: India defeated West Indies (India vs West Indies 1st Test Match) in the first Test match to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. India performed well in the first Test match played in Dominica, beating the West Indies on their own land. 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal had a big contribution in this big victory of India. This young player won everyone’s heart by playing an innings of 171 runs in the debut match. Yashasvi was awarded the Man of the Match award for his brilliant innings.
Seeing the innings of Yashasvi Jaiswal, everyone is praising him. Meanwhile, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting praised Jaiswal. Talking about Jaiswal, Ponting said, ‘He came to know from IPL 2023 itself that he is very talented.’ Along with this, Ponting also talked about Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sarfaraz Khan.
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Ricky Ponting said in the ICC review, “I mean (Yashasvi) Jaiswal’s IPL was something special. He just flicked a switch and became a superstar overnight. Everyone knew he was a talented young player but from what I saw in this year’s IPL, he has all kinds of talent. There are a lot of young Indian players who I can’t wait to see play Test cricket and yet you look at their domestic records too and you can’t help but be impressed.”
Speaking further, Ponting said, “I am on record saying that I think Ruturaj Gaikwad is a player similar to Jaiswal. I think he can be a really serious Test match player or player across all formats in the next few years. The one for whom I feel a little sorry is Sarfaraz Khan. The truth is that he is yet to find a place in the Test team. He averages around 80, but I think that is absolutely unheard of in first-class cricket. For some reason or the other, they keep choosing other people before him.”